Sony And Microsoft Aren’t “Screwing Up” Next-Gen, Says Todd Howard

e3 2019

While fans likely won’t be seeing the release of the next generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft until next year, that hasn’t stopped the hype train from leaving the station. Some may be skeptical about what is to come, but Bethesda director Todd Howard is not one of them.

During an interview with IGN recently, Howard touched on the next generation of hardware that is inbound. “They’re doing the right things,” he said. “The things everybody is doing, in my mind, no one is screwing up at the starting line, which some people have done before.” He then goes on to talk about how the inbound generation of consoles from the likes of Sony and Microsoft will help Bethesda specifically, mainly because of the huge RPGs they develop.

“Gaming is finally reaching the point that linear entertainment is,” he said. “Movies, television, all that, where you’re going to have games that are big tentpoles that people can buy for $60. That’s kind of like going to the theater. You’re going to have games you can play on a subscription service, you’re going to have ones you can download on your phone, you’re going to have ones you can play and they’re ad-supported.

“I think that’s really healthy for the industry; obviously the players who want to consume it, but [also] the developers who say ‘I just want to make an adventure game for this budget.’ There’s an audience for that. My worry before was hey, will all of that go away?”

Needless to say, the next generation of hardware is going to be interesting. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Are you ready for the next consoles from Sony and Microsoft? Do you agree with Todd Howard’s comments? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

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